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Werner Clothing Store

Date: 1900
Description: Families gathered outside of Werner's Drugstore on annuity pay day. A sign reads "Medicine sold here" in Ho-Chunk, German, and Norwegian. The Ho-Chunk syll...
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First Wisconsin Unemployment Check

Date: August 17 1936
Description: Front side of the first unemployment check issued in Wisconsin to Neils B. Ruud.
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Barman — Bob

Date: 1932
Description: Bob bartending at the Press Grill.
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Civil Works Service Employee gives out a Check

Date: February 10 1934
Description: A Civil Works Service employee with a check and equivalent in groceries.
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Charles Palmeri Receives Check

Date: November 03 1934
Description: Charles Palmeri, aka Pasquale, in an apron, receives a check from James Lewis, Special Deputy representing the street banking commission, to settle his acc...
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Counting Pennies at the Bank

Date: November 09 1955
Description: A banker pours 12,320 pennies into a change maker. The man had saved the coins for over four years.
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Silver Dollars

Date: July 22 1954
Description: A table full of silver dollars where bank workers are preparing them to be sent to American Can Co., a Milwaukee-based company which plans on paying its em...
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War Bonds for Victory Truck

Date: March 20 1943
Description: Oscar Mayer Company truck promoting the purchase of war bonds.
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Gumball Machine

Date: December 11 1965
Description: Boy inserting coin into a gumball vending machine in anticipation of a sweet treat.
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International Payroll Truck

Date: January 20 1927
Description: Men receiving paychecks from armored trucks parked outdoors at an IH plant. Signs on the trucks read: "Department of Finance, City of New York." A police o...
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Hugh Flannery Receives $100 War Bond

Date: January 29 1945
Description: With a backdrop of celebrity portrait photographs and stacks of coins on his desk, Hugh Flannery, manager of the Orpheum Theatre, is receiving a $100 War B...
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Ruth Ryan with Empty Bank Cans at CUNA

Date: May 09 1938
Description: Ruth Ryan, bond secretary of C.U.N.A., Credit Union National Association, with empty bank cans and money.
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CUNA Officers Opening Bank Cans

Date: May 09 1938
Description: Four CUNA (Credit Union National Association) officers, including Roy Bergengren, open can banks in the Credit Union National Association office at the Rai...
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Farmer Receiving Corn-Hog Check

Date: July 30 1934
Description: Large group of Dane County farmers, standing in the Dane County Agent's office, holding checks. They are surrounding Floyd Stubley.
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Levitan Receives Tax Vouchers

Date: June 15 1932
Description: Sol Levitan, Wisconsin State Treasurer, receives $750,000 in tax vouchers from a Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad executive.
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Rob Bake

Date: November 15 1963
Description: Originally titled 'Rob Bake', two women count cash and receipts at Bernauer Bakeries & Delicatessen after an attempted robbery.
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Pay Office and Council at Pawhuska Agency

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Description: An agent's pay office and council building at the Pawhuska Agency in Oklahoma Territory. A man is standing outside near the entrance.
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Coins on Desk

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Description: Pile of dimes spread on a table with chair to right and behind, near radiator.
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Wisconsin Centennial Commemorative Coin Sketch

Date: July 1947
Description: Pencil sketch submitted by Leon Pescheret of Whitewater, Wisconsin to the Wisconsin Centennial Committee to be considered for the Wisconsin Centennial Comm...
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City of Madison Bond

Date: 1857
Description: One thousand dollar bond and unclipped coupons issued by the city of Madison in 1857. The bond was illustrated with a railroad train, perhaps to suggest th...

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